Theory II

voluntary agreement to an action proposed by another


a patient's voluntary agreement to a treatment plan after details of the proposed treatment have been presented and comprehended by the pt.

informed consent

a patient's decision to refuse recommended treatment after all options, potential risks, and potential benefits have been thoroughly explained.

informed refusal

to happen or take place between other events; to intervene, as with a specific treatment


to arrange in order of importance


a continous or related series of things following in a certain order or succession


sequential outline of the essential services and procedures that must be carried out by the dentist, the dental hygienist, and the patient to eliminate disease and restor the oral cavity to health and normal function

total treatment plan

the services within the framework of the total treatment plan to be carried out by the dental hygienist

dental hygiene care plan